Mount Aloysius Awarded Medical Laboratory Technician Grant

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Submitted By Sam Wagner

Mount Aloysius College was awarded a grant from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) for use in the Medical Laboratory Technician program.

“This grant will go to funding new equipment for
our students which will enable Mount Aloysius to continuing to educate students at the highest level,” Kathy Hoyne, M.S, MT (AMT) coordinator of the Medical Laboratory Technician program, said. “By the time they graduate, each of our students is equipped to
pass the certification exam and become an important team member in a medical setting.”

The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
Foundation awarded the Mount Aloysius College Medical Laboratory Technician Program the Laboratory Science Program Director Educational Grant in the amount of $2,500. The grant is to be used for purchase of a Clinical Chemistry analyzer for student laboratory
enhancement.

The ASCP unites more than 100,000 anatomic and
clinical pathologists, residents and fellows, medical laboratory professionals, and students to advance laboratory medicine to better improve patient care through knowledge, collaboration and global community. The ASCP Foundation recognizes the Mount Aloysius
College Medical Laboratory Technician Program for its commitment to educating and empowering future medical laboratory professionals.

The most recent Mount Aloysius College graduates
earned a 100% first time pass rate on the ASCP Board of Certification Examination for medical laboratory technicians; additionally, there is a three year overall average of 100% employment rate, which means each student earned employment within six months
of graduation.

A major renovation and expansion project has rapidly
transformed the college’s health and science facilities into the Learning Center for Health Science and Technology.  The nearly $14 million project offers students a stunning, real world learning environment. The Learning Center for Health Science and Technology
contains nearly 27,000 square feet of renovated space and includes approximately 20,000 square feet of new space for students studying a wide array of health sciences at Mount Aloysius College.

Photo: Mount Aloysius students in the MLT program observe as Kathy Hoyne,  M.S, MT (AMT) coordinator of the Medical Laboratory Technician program, reviews microbiology cultures. Shown are: Devonna Weimert, Patton, Pa., Michelle Naughton, Ebensburg, Pa., Hoyne, Lauren Bowser-Swick, Johnstown, Pa. and Stephanie Wilson, New Kensington, Pa.